Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Since restoration of democratic rule in 1993, UNDP has worked hand-in-hand with all the stakeholders to strengthen the country’s democracy and to promote a culture of dialogue and negotiation for resolution of national issues. UNDP's focus is on promoting peace, democratic governance and building effective institutions by ensuring that national and local governance institutions deliver quality and accessible services to all citizens respecting the protection of human rights, promotion of gender equality, access to justice and peaceful resolution of conflict. Specific emphasis is on strengthening of governance and accountability institutions, performance management systems as well as supporting the decentralisation process.
Our emphasis is on complementary efforts that boost institutional leadership, performance and accountability, citizen participation and mechanisms for maintaining social peace, targeting core democratic and accountability institutions - Independent Electoral Commission, Ombudsman, Parliament, Human Rights Unit of Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Public Service - critical to policy and institutional reforms.more
Projects and Initiatives
The deepening of decentralization is implemented to ensure that communities are provided with essential services. This will open doors for communication between the central government and community councils. There has been lack of getting the local government off the ground hence this development of the project.more